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Detritivore - Jester King Brewery

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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 67
Gots: 37 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Detritivore was made by adding the same cherries that were used to make Montmorency vs. Balaton to fresh beer in stainless steel and allowing the combined beer and fruit to referment to dryness. This was the same technique that we originally used to make La Vie en Rose with the raspberries from Atrial Rubicite. As with La Vie en Rose, the second refermentation of the fruit results in subtler, more delicate flavors, as compared with the more intense flavors that result from the initial refermentation.

Detritivore is fermented using native yeast and bacteria from the Texas Hill Country, but is not spontaneously fermented, as our brewers actively introduce our house blend of saccharomyces, native wild yeast, and souring bacteria to the wort, rather than relying on inoculation by ambient, airborne microorganisms. We brewed 100% spontaneously fermented beer both last winter and the previous winter, but all of this beer is currently aging in oak barrels and has yet to be released.

(Beer added by: markgugs on 07-08-2014)
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4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a wine glass at the Jester King brewery, 12 oz. pour. Hazy, red, with little head. The smell is very muted with no hint of cherries. The flavor is a very different story. Dry and light bodied with a strong cherry presence and low acidity. Enough malt to keep the fruit from overwhelming the flavor. Well carbonated. A perfect summer beer.

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Detritivore from Jester King Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.